This B&B is in a lovely, remote location, far out in the woods. Great location for walking and exploring the countryside, or just for that feeling of 'being away from it all'.
Unfortunately, the accommodation itself wasn't the best...
It is run by a family and has three guest bedrooms. My husband and I stayed for two nights. Our bedroom was tiny, with no wardrobe or any place to hang the clothes (apart from two hooks on the bathroom door). The bed was tiny, and overall space in the room so small that we had to jump across our bags to get to the bathroom. The room is full of knick-knacks, dolls, books, a bible etc, so it feels like staying in somebody's bedroom - we needed some space to put our personal belongings, but we were uncomfortable moving too many of their knick-knacks to make room for our stuff. This seems to be the overall feeling in this B&B. It feels like a private stay with a family - it did not feel like these guys run a B&B business at all.
That's not for everyone so may not be your cup of tea. Lots of religious content in this home - slightly in your face even - so again may not be for everyone.
Breakfast was great, really tasty, however you don't really get any choice and have to eat what you are served (on the first morning it was pancakes, turkey sausage and fruit with yoghurt). No decaf coffee. Breakfast is eaten with the host family, after a prayer. Instead of having breakfast at 8.30 as suggested by the owners, we wanted it at 9am - this wasn't received very well so the next morning it was an 8.30 breakfast for all.
There is no TV in guestrooms, but this B&B advertises their living room as a 'communal area'. We went there the first night to watch a bit of TV before going to bed. An impression we had was that the owners weren't all too happy to see us sitting there watching TV in their living room. When we came back from the restaurant on the second night, the host was sitting in the living room, so we quietly retreated to our bedroom - no TV for us :(
The house was bitterly cold on the first day, despite mentioning this to the owners twice. The situation improved on the second day.
Overall - it feels like that you have to fit in with your landlords and their schedule - kind of like being their private guest, but also paying for the service.
Given the high price and the overall level of discomfort, I would not recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stoney Lonesome Bed & Breakfast offers eco-friendly lodging in the pristine Adirondack Mountains close to incredible hiking, fishing, and climbing. Relax in our charming Civil War era farmhouse nestled on 200 pristine acres with the comfort of knowing you're staying in a "green" Crown Point Bed and Breakfast! We offer Earth friendly lodging complete with solar energy and a low carbon footprint. Enjoy our warm and friendly atmosphere, plush accommodations, and hearty breakfast before you explore all that northern New York state has to offer. Perfect spots for boating, mountain biking, and cross country skiing are only moments away! Less than five miles to the south you'll find the Pharaoh Wilderness Area complete with thousands of acres of mountain forests, lakes, ponds, and streams. Or take a day trip to Montreal and the likes of Lake Placid or Burlington for unique shops and activities! Whatever your vacation plans, a stay at the comfortable Stoney Lonesome Bed & Breakfast is the perfect fit! ... more less